02/20/2015

Is Your Empty Stomach Fueling Your Shopping Spree?

10:31 minutes

You’ve probably heard the advice that you shouldn’t go grocery shopping when you’re hungry. Researchers say that an empty stomach might help fuel your shopping spree, according to a new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Norbert Schwarz, a professor of psychology and a co-author on the study, discusses what these findings say about decision-making.

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Norbert Schwarz

Norbert Schwarz is Provost Professor of Psychology And Marketing and director of the Mind and Society Center at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.

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About Alexa Lim

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